Charlie doesn't surf!!
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: JAX, FLA
Bronco Info: 1992 xlt, 351EFI, .040, E4OD, D44 SAS w/Trutrac,Detroit locked 8.8, MAF conv, Tweeced
Any Chainsaw Experts?? re: Stihl MS170
Recently bought an MS 170 on ebay for some light cutting chores around the house. The seller had pretty much rebuilt the whole chainsaw, new rings bearings and seals, carb rebuild all with stihl oem parts, even a new oil pump, new pullstarter, caps and new mag. Almost like buying a new saw.
Anyway, I mix some gas, fill it up with oil and crank it a couple of times, finally get it to start. It's running, but it keeps stalling out an I have to crank it again. It does this a few times and I give up.
So this Saturday I take it out again and fire it up, and start cutting away, it's running great. I'm able to cut sit it down it keeps idling no problems.. I got to a point where I needed to shut it off for a few minutes, then went back to start it, it cranks and then stalls out, I have to keep giving it gas to keep it running..
So my question is this, does the rebuilt engine need to be broken in, or is there something out of adjustment on the carb, you can only adjust the idle on these (carb is factory set). My other thought was the gas, maybe the gas was old..Any thoughts? I don't want to tear into if it's something simple..Thanks.